déjà vu

déjà vu(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (general)
a. el déjà vu
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I had a déjà vu during the press conference.Tuve un déjà vu durante la conferencia de prensa.
b. el deja vu
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The president's red hat gave Venezuelans déjà vu.El sombrero rojo del presidente les dio un deja vu a los venezolanos.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I had a sense of déjà vu when I met Pam.Tuve la sensación de haber estado antes en la misma situación cuando conocí a Pam.
I had a sense of déjà vu while watching the debates, then realized they were the same questions from four years ago.Tuve la sensación de haber oído las mismas preguntas mientras veía los debates, luego me di cuenta de que eran las mismas preguntas de hace cuatro años.
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déjà vu [deɪʒɑːˈvuː]
noun
déjà vu (m)
The sense of deja vu was overwhelming
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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